Ok for starters their team is their primary form of referees which is standard. But the problem with their refs are they are not open to experienced help. If you are waiting on the sidleines just watching and you see a new player get hit and you tell the player to get off the field or you check somebody for hits the "refs" get ticked off.
I saw a kid get hit in the hopper told him and he was cool and said thanks for letting me know. Then one of the kids that was right next to him says he hit one of the guys on the other team so I went to go look and they refs got mad and said just let em play.
While they are pretty big on safety they arent big on staff safety. They check for hits when they are in the mood and they have some kid for a ref most of the time wearing just his goggles not even the mask when they are "big on wearing your mask". I hate how they call their games "3,2,1! 10 seconds!" then after 10 seconds the game just starts with no horn or go which caused a number of false starts.
One good thing is they had an NPPL quiality field when i went. I dont know if they still have it but it was very nice. When I played with their team they played with respect and got off the field when they should have. When I was there the team coach got extremelly angry over a bad call and raised a huge argument. I was pleased at the number of weekend warriors but displeased with the low number of those people playing speedball.
They have a decent turn around rate, but they dont chrono before every game which doesnt help with the safety thing due to the fact that people can easily turn up their FPS without getting caught. There is a lack of shaded areas but they order pizza which you can buy whole or by the slice. The fields team is helpful though so I cant complain about them to much for "defending their home turf" so to speak.
They arent as helpful as my homefield but when my step bro needed a macro line they were right there with one. I believe that this field has more good than bad. I shouldnt be getting any bad replies for my rating. But I am sorry to say we will not be traveling up there very often. Its just not worth it.
Warped Paintball - What can I say...we brought over 21 kids from our church today and had a blast! Including teachers we had about 25, 23 somehwere along those lines. First off we were blessed with good weather and great terrain...maybe at diff times of the year the scenery is diff, but today it was rolling hills, green grass, blue sky and white clouds...so nice. We also had the privelage of having a good ref - "REX" was his name. He was professional, easy going and added to the experience we had. Most of the kids we had were first timers but they got into the sport right away and the fields were more than enough for the kids to handle. The price was good , the staff were friendly, all in all had a great time. I would definetly come here again.
SCENARIOs: I found out today that some additions were made. 2 more scenario fields were added (one in the process of being "refurbished" hehe
BAD: Not enough shaded areas, they had alot but maybe more would be helpful :D
Played at CPP- Too many people, not enough playing, waste of time
Directions to the Field:
Parker Exit. Go west through first stop sign. Follow the road up the hill through a few more stop signs. Soon you will see a few signs and you can't miss it.
Safety- They are very big on safety there. I went there today and the refs kicked a few kids off of the field for lifting goggles on the field, blind-firing, barrel covers, etc. You can always expect to get yelled at when you're goggles are up and you're on a field.
Fields- They have 2 airball fields and now 5 scenario (used to be 4). One airball field is full turf, and the other is partially turfed. They have 5 scenario fields: Afghanistan, Baghdad, Hamburger Hill, Graveyard, and Spool. The new field is smaller than the other four, but it makes for a more intense game and is my favorite.
Hours of Operation- They are open from 9-4, and they usually will run right up to 4.
Prices- Prices are on their website www.warpedpaintballpark.com
Staff- Their staff is very friendly, eager to help out, and very knowledgeable.
Refs- The refs are fair, they don't check for chrono every round, but what park does. People shoot hot and it happens, but most people are ok with 280 fps. I just make sure my paint is shooting straight and I could care less hot fast it is firing.
Players- Players are always mixed. I've gone many times, and there is always a mix of players, newbies, intermediates, and advanced. They do a decent job there at evening out the teams constantly.
Food- They have snacks and drinks, and they also order pizza for lunch. They aren't overpriced by any means, like at a baseball game (5 bucks for a hot dog) so it is convenient.
I have been to this field, then after a couple times I wanted to switch it up and go to a different field (CPP), that was a horrible mistake. I never feel let down when I leave the park every time.
Paintball usa, california paintball park, sc village, hollywood sports, urban quest, jungle island
Directions to the Field:
5 north, get off on parker, make right off the offramp and go straight for a long time, if you think you missed it and want to turn around, keep going straight. look for sign, its the only one anywhere along that road.
This is pretty much what i consider my home field. i go probably 3 or 4 times a month, more than any other field i frequent. here's the particulars:
Drive and parking: paved road all the way to a dirt parking lot. drive carefully and you wont scrape.
Price: $15 walk-on and $10 for all day air. i wouldnt buy field paint anywhere, but they prolly rape you slightly less than anywhere else for it. if you bring a friend, they might even get a rental marker that works, which i cant say for alot of fields.
Amenities: 2 porto potties and lots of bushes, dominos pizza and burgers cooked on a george forman grill, cold drinks, various junk food snacks, shaded benches and some spools to sit, chill and work on markers.
Air: self fill for 4500 and 3000 HPA. the 4500 gets at least 3500 all day, which i cant say for alot of other fields.
Chrono: they chrono everyone at the beginning of the day, but you could easily cheat and turn it back up. i've never seen anyone randomly chrono'd or checked for shooting hot, and guaranteed some people are. i've got some bloody welts and light scars to show for it. stuff happens. oh well.
Fields: 2 airball fields (usually occupied by various teams) 4 rec fields of decent size to accommodate 25 on 25 consisting of spindles, man made barriers and structures, and decent topography including ditches, hills, a ravine, etc. and one honest to goodness woodsball field about 150 yards by 50 yards with mostly thick bushes and couple bushy trees.
Players: there's no where as many people as you see at sc village, but there's never a shortage of players either. you get the full gamut of people, lots of teams practice here weekly, lots of kids, families and newbies, your occasional troublemaking youngsters, and a bunch of us weekend warriors. i'd say players on the whole are nicer on average than the general population, but there are exceptions.
Staff: i'm pretty happy with the staff. they are all high end team players and the owner is an old pro player who's played on some of the best teams in the history of the game. the refs are probably more likely to check hits than you would find at most fields and are pretty thorough on checking people for stupid things like taking off masks, barrell plugs, blind firing, etc. a ref even broke up a fight on saturday and talked down the aggressive party who got overshot and cooled him out, which i thought was solid. a paintball field isnt the proper venue for cracking heads and splitting faces.
Last edited on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 9:51 am PST
California Paintball Park - 6.5 (poorly maintained fields, overrated, imho)
Conquest - 9 (was my favorite, but is now closed forever)
SC Village - 8 (crowded and expensive)
Directions to the Field:
Can be tricky to find if you've never been and don't have specific directions. I'm not going to repost the directions - just make sure you mapquest it before heading up for the first time.
Warped is a surprisingly clean park that runs a fairly tight ship. Velocity is strictly enforced at 280 fps and no higher. They're not Nazis about air refills, though - they don't tag your tank, and the refill station is self serve. Ref was safety conscious, friendly and helpful. He did seem to take more time than was necessary in between games, though. The 5 fields themselves are set up quite nicely and were all very playable. Woodsball field has sufficient amount of brush to take cover. Speedball field is great and the best I've ever played, I think. The bunkers are actually all solid foam underneath instead of being half deflated airbags, and the ground was covered in astro-turf matting. Playing "Defend the Castle" on the Hamburger Hill field was particularly interesting. Park had enough players, but was not overly crowded. By the way, their admission prices are $5 cheaper than CPP.
Urban Quest - Crowded, airball field not well maintained (bunkers de-flated)
California Paintball Park - VERY crowded
Hollywood Sports - The park itself is ok but the walk back and forth to the car is horrendous
Directions to the Field:
Coming from Los Angeles - Take the 5 north, exit Parker, take a right at Parker, continue on Parker for 5 miles into the mountains. Somehow out of nowhere a sign will be posted on the left side of the road. Turn left and go down a winding road.
I've been to Warped about 5 times and I am glad I found it. The positives are as follows:
1) Warped is not nearly as crowded as Urban Quest or CPP.
2) The refs are really helpful and nice
3) The bunkers are filled with foam so they don't "deflate" like the ones in Urban Quest
4) All day admission and air is cheaper then the other 3 parks listed above
5) The hills are good exercise
6) The air system is well maintained so that they always have at least 3200 PSI
1) No "water faucet" - Wish there was one so I could wash my hands before climbing into my car
2) There is a blind turn after you go under the tunnel. Everytime I go through the tunnel, I can imagine my self getting into a head on collision
I also wanted to write a response to those who complained that the field is on a hill. Here's my response : GET SOME EXERCISE! It's not like you're running up the length of the hill anyways. You run up 10-30 feet and hide behind a bunker for 2-4 minutes at a time. You can "chill" for those 2-4 minutes; take a breather. When I say "chill" I don't mean take a nap but practice your snap shooting. If you are running up the lengths of the hill, then there is something seriously wrong. Coming up Afghanistan is difficult though but people do it all the time.
Lastly, I wish the shrubs on the hill of Afghanistan weren't burned away. I really enjoyed climbing that hill to shoot down on people behind the cover.
In conclusion, Warped is a nice field in general but could improve as stated above.
Last edited on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 10:53 pm PST
I've been to warped several times with my teenage son and his friends. They have 4 fields and 2 speedball arena's. We've had a gret experience each time we visited. The crowds have varied greatly from one visit to the next. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The referee's are fair and keep in control of the players. I would recommend this park, especially for the newb's...
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Field Use:
May 27th, 2007
Other Fields in the Area:
Hollywood sports park
Mr. Paintball USA
This place is the WORST place to go paintballing. I admit there isn't a lot of players on the field to play against, which is good, but there are ONLY TWO fields.
So i played on TWO fields the entire day. Just going back and forth and switching sides. The place takes FOREVER for the day to start. They say they open at 9:00, but the first game probably didn't start until 11:00.
They do not have chrono tags there. They just look at you chrono and not give you a tag afterwards. They do not have band tapes either. You don't even know whose team you are playing for. so if a player comes around to kill, you would end up shooting your ally.
IF YOU ARE A PUMP PLAYER DO NOT GO HERE
This ref kept hating on me and when i went to chrono, the ref said "you don't need to chrono, you have a pump" This dude doesn't think i can hit above 280 fps.
then after saying that, he said, if you shoot hot, i'll light you up...you have a pump.
i was like WTF. so when the game started, he kept paint checking me assuming that I can't hang with semis. I might not get kills, but i won't be hit you know...
this guy was a pain in the ***. The whole day i kept getting paint checked cuz i played pump. This guy should get fired. He thinks i'm a wiper too. what a *****.
GO WAY OUT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE! then go under a tunnel down a one lane road and your there. no joke its that easy
OK, i was there fore a splatriot tournament series TODAY, online in pbn pictures about the field were posted showing its nice lush, "soft" ground. TODAY this place looked one big injury waiting to happen, with unfilled holes, obviously low maintenced ground because it was solid rock with timble weeds the size of some of the bunkers(ok maybe not that big but Noticeable) and the fields were all at a slant so one was higher then the other. For a 7man tournament to have what should be only a 3-5man field we were playing 7man, on the nppl field they had many of the bunkers mirriors were not even close to being lined up with eachother, and one side even had an extra bunker for almost have the day.
KEEP IN MIND, this is just one time, i was there for a tournament, that was being ran by, la wildcards, and splat kids. Also about playoff time a nearby fire had made the place into a giant ashtray.
CONCLUSION-if your close sure, give it a try why not, maybe youll like it this is my experience. Otherwise i know of alot of better fields that are 2 hours closer
Hollywood Sports Park
Warped possesses three scenerio fields, and two speed ball feilds. The positive part of Warped is the staff being helpful and kind. When I arrived at Warped, they only had one speed field set -up. The speed ball field was great. However, I did have some issues with the scenerio fields. There are two scenerio fields that sit side, which is not leveled. One starting point has you running up the the field, and the other starting point has you running down. There is a field call the graveyard (I think) that has you running up a hill to get to the enemy. There is not a medical team on site, so I knew I had to pace myself to prevent me from having a heart attack. The other scenerio field I played on is located down a steep hill. There are man made stairs that assist you to get to the field. I actually had fun on this specific field. The field is actually leveled. The bad thing about is heading back by hiking back to the bench area. Overall I had a good expirience. The group of players I played with were great, but there was a group called Heavens Rivalry that mos players had an issue with. This group consists of ewoks, I mean kids around 13 years old. After you get hit, they have a habit to continue shooting. I witnessed two big altercations that involved this group. I believe this group is affiliated with the park, because they were not punished.